Academics of PA
Charles Goodsell on Imposter Syndrome, Sheer Luck, and Your First Academic Job

Charles Goodsell on Imposter Syndrome, Sheer Luck, and Your First Academic Job

February 20, 2020

On this episode, Bruce talks with Dr. Charles Goodsell from Virginia Tech University. Dr. Goodsell discusses his experience into the academic work, including his struggle with imposter syndrome in graduate school, his challenges on the academic job market, and how he found public administration when assigned to teach it as a new class. He also discusses the role that sheer luck has played on his career, while highlighting the importance of being willing to part ways with the general literature of the field and jumping off a cliff.

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Graham Allison on Community Scholarship, Conceptual Lenses, and Adding Something New

Graham Allison on Community Scholarship, Conceptual Lenses, and Adding Something New

November 14, 2019

Join Bruce and Josie for an interview with Dr. Graham Allison from Harvard University. Dr. Allison talks about balancing his experience as an academic and as an assistant secretary of defense in the Clinton administration. He also talks about the challenge of working in practice compared to these and the need to add to the sum of knowledge rather.

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Jamie Levine Daniel on Talking About Antisemitism

Jamie Levine Daniel on Talking About Antisemitism

October 17, 2019

On this episode, join Bruce and Josie for a live interview from the Midwest Public Affairs Conference with Dr. Jamie Levin Daniel from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Dr. Daniel talks about the importance of incorporating discussions about religion, faith, and tolerance into the MPA classroom and the road map that she and Drs. Fyall and Benenson provide in their example of discussing antisemitism that was recently published in the Journal of Public Affairs Education.

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Craig Maher on Political Office, Choosing an Academic Career, and…Cats

Craig Maher on Political Office, Choosing an Academic Career, and…Cats

August 29, 2019

On this episode, join Will and Bruce for an interview with Dr. Craig Maher from the University of Nebraska Omaha. Dr. Maher talks about his experience as a public administration scholar while also serving on a local city council and the practicality of the politics-administration dichotomy for local officials and the challenge that has for public administration educators. He also discusses his path into a PhD, public administration as a discipline, and becoming a public budgeting and finance scholar despite having taken no coursework in the area.

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Carolyn Bourdeaux on Teaching, Public Engagement, and Running for Congress

Carolyn Bourdeaux on Teaching, Public Engagement, and Running for Congress

August 15, 2019

On this episode, join Bruce and Josie for an interview with Dr. Carolyn Bourdeaux from Georgia State University. Dr. Bourdeaux talks about her experience teaching and training a new generation of public servants, the importance of engagement with the community, and making research accessible to a non-academic market. She also talks about her experience running for Congress in 2018, her plans to run for election in 2020, and the social responsibility of public administration faculty to get involved and make a difference.

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